The Terrible Things That Happen At Night

January 27, 2014
By Alycia. BRONZE, Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania
Alycia. BRONZE, Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania
4 articles 8 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” -- David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas


The terrible things that happen at night;
The people who die,
The men who sleep while the women, they cry.

In the silence that froze
she will take to the road,
trying to escape the fate
that no one knows.

The mysteries, the horrors
The cries for help
Echo in the night as the sinners, they yelp.
The sick, the weak
The needy who speak
With raspy voices, they beg and shriek.

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide,
She flees to the forest,
Feeling fear deep inside.

The owls, they hoot
While their bright eyes stare,
As she tramples through the growth
In the cold black air.


The author's comments:
This poem is dark and moody, yet it was very exciting for me to write with a free rhyme scheme that had no limitations. I hope you enjoy it.

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HudaZav SILVER said...
on May. 3 2014 at 11:33 am
HudaZav SILVER, Toronto, Other
8 articles 6 photos 392 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -Audrey Hepburn

Amazing poem! Very descriptive and well thought out. keep it up!

on Feb. 7 2014 at 10:39 pm
francheskas SILVER, San Diego, California
6 articles 1 photo 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." -Benjamin Franklin

I enjoyed this poem very much. This is by far one of my favorite poems. I just have a thing for dark poems. Could you rate and leave feedback on mine?  TeenInk.com/poetry/free_verse/article/616001/Ocean-of-Fear/

on Feb. 7 2014 at 2:47 pm
MissLizzieGirl GOLD, Arvada, Colorado
16 articles 6 photos 66 comments
I love it. I think you would like this poem, it is a friend of mine's and I love it. TeenInk.com/poetry/song_lyrics/article/568403/Run-Away/

on Feb. 5 2014 at 2:41 pm
PineWildfires SILVER, Charlestown, Indiana
6 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
-Abraham Lincoln

I love this piece! Very well written. :D

on Feb. 4 2014 at 7:02 pm
deeplythinking GOLD, Orlando, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 24 comments
At the end I'm wondering the fate of the women who stumbled into the forest.  For the forest to me seems like a sanctionary -- away from the street and peoples' glares.  Is the women forever lost now that she is in the forest as it may be too dark to distinguish between night and day?  Is it really a safer place?  I guess I like to think it is depending on how long one is in and if one knows the way out because it is an "escape" from human kind which we often need in order to "freeze" time and think.

on Feb. 4 2014 at 6:58 am
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
43 articles 2 photos 581 comments

Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"

I like the rhyming, it makes sense, and your imagery was perfect. However, I felt like there is a stanza missing in the end, though.

on Feb. 3 2014 at 8:58 pm
ninjaballerina1234, Eureka, Missouri
0 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
everything is always ok in the end if everything is not ok its not the end

I loved the rythm of the peice and I am very happy that you chose to put the extra effort into it to make it rhyme. Good job!

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Feb. 3 2014 at 6:45 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Very wonderful theme and concept, as well as amazing imagery. I could envision everything crystal clear, and I love the unique rhyme scheme. Well done! :)

on Feb. 3 2014 at 6:13 pm
TopHatCactus BRONZE, League City, Texas
4 articles 1 photo 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.
Ernest Hemingway

I like this a lot! The rhyming words are great and well used! You're awesome!

JackBoy said...
on Feb. 3 2014 at 3:59 pm
I love your work. Here is a poem inspired by you. Hope you enjoy! Stay warm.   The wonderful things that happen during the day; The sun that shines,                                                                                   
The stream that flows The dads who work while the moms, they bake.

In the sound that soothes
she will take to the road,
trying to embrace the world
that fills with hope.

The understanding, the miracles
The clamor for joy
Echo in the daylight as the savior, they croon.
The healthy, the strong
The healer who speaks
With velvety voices, they cheer and applaud.

Nothing to lose, everything to gain,
She ambles to the prairie,
Feeling joy deep inside.

The birds, they chirp
While their graceful wings flap,
As she saunters through the grass
In the warm spring air.   The wonderful things that happen during the day;
The sun that shines, The stream that flows The dads who work while the moms, they bake.
In the sound that soothes
she will take to the road,
trying to embrace the world
that fills with hope.

The understanding, the miracles
The clamor for joy
Echo in the daylight as the savior, they croon.
The healthy, the strong
The healer who speaks
With velvety voices, they cheer and applaud.

Nothing to lose, everything to gain,
She ambles to the prairie,
Feeling joy deep inside.

The birds, they chirp
While their graceful wings flap,
As she saunters through the grass
In the warm spring air.

on Feb. 3 2014 at 2:33 pm
GuardianoftheStars GOLD, Shongaloo, Louisiana
17 articles 0 photos 495 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let's tell young people the best books are yet to be written; the best painting, the best government, the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
-John Erslcine

I really liked this poem.  The rhymes wer nice, but not cheese so well done on that.  It had a very dark feeling to it.  I really enjoyed reading this. :)

on Feb. 3 2014 at 2:05 pm
KayliLovesYou PLATINUM, Lincoln, Nebraska
25 articles 0 photos 52 comments

Favorite Quote:
dont cry because it is over smile because it happened

i really liked this one keep up the good work

ProutD said...
on Feb. 3 2014 at 12:54 pm
I love it! Wonderfully written, very imiginative and strikinly vivid.              

on Feb. 3 2014 at 12:44 pm
buttercup102903 BRONZE, Bellevue, Ohio
2 articles 0 photos 13 comments
that sounds really good. i love it.keep upo the good work

on Feb. 3 2014 at 12:43 pm
Crystallite BRONZE, Santa Elena, Other
2 articles 2 photos 351 comments
sounds great




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